Johnson City Press Monday, July 28, 2014

Raymond Harold Bowman, Johnson City

Published October 24th, 2011 10:50 pm

In Loving Memory
11/17/1924- 10/20/2011
Raymond Harold Bowman “Bud” Age 86.
Served World War II in U.S.M.C. Born in Marion, North Carolina. Former resident of Jonesborough, TN.
Beloved father of Wanda, Robert, Gloria, and Bill. and stepsons Gene and John Stokes. Beloved son of William M. Bowman and Mary C. Bowman. Beloved brother of Faye M. Bowman. Beloved grandfather of Kelsey, Jordan, Dylan, and Meredith. Beloved husband and friend of Elizabeth Rodifer. Beloved relative friend and neighbor of Cherry Grove.
Graduated Lamar High School class of 1943. Raymond enjoyed writing commentary to local newspaper. He loved John Wayne and Gene Autry. He loved his Cherokee area. He was instrumental in Washington County for the improvements of Cherokee Grade School intersection traffic pattern issues. “Bud” was an All American WWII Marine serving Pacific combat duty, from a long ancestral line of patriots who served, including North Carolina Fox Family Heroes in the American Revolutionary War. Descendent of Bowman, Fox - NC, Cordell, Cornett, NC, TN.
Visitation October 27, 2011, 5:00PM to 9:00PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, 418 W College Street, Jonesborough, TN (423)-753-3821.
Funeral October 28, 2011, 11AM followed by interment at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN.
Arrangements entrusted to Kopicki’s Heritage Funeral Home, Berwyn, IL, 708-788-7775. www.kopicki.net